Heavy Stuff!

Ingravescent: Growing Worse, Becoming More Severe

“[L]ay aside life-harming heaviness and entertain a cheerful disposition.” ~Shakespeare, Richard II.

This was a tough word to find a photo for. But, there are a lot of heavy bags here, so the concept of weight might stick in readers’ minds. Photo by Jesper Aggergaard on Unsplash

TThe trick to understanding this and many other words with grav in them is to first think of gravity in the scientific sense that most people today know it best, and then to know where the word gravity itself came from. The word…



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